PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.
Tom Stoppard was initially approached to write the screenplay. He worked for a year before giving up and returning all the money he had already been paid. Executive producer and story writer John Landis next approached Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, both of whom asked for far too much money.
Is everything ready?
Yvette: Oui, Monsieur.
Wadsworth: You have your, um, instructions.
One ending includes a reference to Perry Mason. While the TV series did not start until after the setting of the movie; the radio series, books, and movies featuring Warren William existed and were quite popular.
The end credits begin with "Clue" game cards that are flipped over to reveal pictures of the main characters and the names of the actors that played them.
There is a very large cut in the film when aired on Comedy Central and the Fox Family Network. When Green and Yvette stand at the bottom of the stairs and decide who is to go first, there are a number of scenes showing the other guests looking throughout the house before going back to Yvette and Green, where she says "Go on! I'll be right behind you!" This is how it is found in the theatrical version. On the television version, the scene of the two deciding who is to go first and the the "Go on!" scene are joined together, making one scene. All of the scenes in between are edited out. Also edited out is a scene of Scarlet and Mustard in the Billiard room, and a shot where Mrs White is in a darkened room saying "Are you in here? I'm coming"
$2,014,166 15 December 1985